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  1. Bee Forum
    Hi all! I am a new beek to the area and witnessed this bee behavior between two worker bees on a rock today by the bee yard. One was resting on the rock and the other crawled over (seemed a bit stronger) and joined her on the rock. They touched antennae, and it appeared they touched proboscis...
  2. Bee Forum
    No Genetic Tradeoffs between Hygienic Behavior and Individual Innate Immunity in the Honey Bee, Apis mellifera Many animals have individual and social mechanisms for combating pathogens. Animals may exhibit short-term physiological tradeoffs between social and individual immunity because the...
  3. Alternative Pollinators
    Speeding Up Social Waves. Propagation Mechanisms of Shimmering in Giant Honeybees Shimmering is a defence behaviour in giant honeybees (Apis dorsata), whereby bees on the nest surface flip their abdomen upwards in a Mexican wave-like process. However, information spreads faster than can be...
  4. Bee Forum
    Social Reinforcement Delays in Free-Flying Honey Bees (Apis mellifera L.) Due to the cyclical rhythm of honey bee foraging behaviors, a post-reinforcement delay at a foraging location would in turn delay a variety of social behaviors in the hive such as unloading behaviors. Free-flying honey...
  5. Bee Forum
    There is a group forming for discussions specific to the Georgia beek...including social chatter not limited to beekeeping topics. For those not aquainted with the social groups: Look for the "Community" tag above. Click on it and there will be a mini-menu. On this menu you will select...
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